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Contracts Attorney, Public Sector

Company: Lenovo
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

* Job ID #: 78492

* Location: USA-NC-Raleigh

* Functional Area: Legal

* Facility: Corporate Office

* Relocation Provided: No

* Education Required: Juris Doctor

* Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years

* Travel Percent: 10.00

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Position Description:
Lenovo is seeking a Contracts Attorney with a focus on Public Sector for its Legal Center of Excellence ( Legal COE ), reporting to the Senior Legal COE Manager. The successful candidate will be providing legal support for commercial transactions with the application of project management, process innovation, technology and tools to the delivery of legal work in a way that drives both improved risk-mitigation and improved efficiency.

The position will collaborate with internal and outside counsel, technology experts, marketing and sales teams, product developers as well as with Lenovo s customers and suppliers as needed.

Specifically, this role is responsible for:
- Contract creation, with a focus on public sector contracts, negotiation, and review, providing advice and counsel on legal, compliance and business transactions, including risk analysis and reward, and presenting options and opportunities.
- Negotiating a high volume of complex technology, sales and partnering agreements, vendor and supplier agreements, and a variety of other commercial contracts including confidentiality agreements, license agreements, data processing agreements, professional services agreements, assignments and amendments
- Develop and implement legal efficiencies to support business teams and improve contract processes and operations
- Improve and create contract templates and playbooks
- Work closely with clients and the legal team on strategic initiatives in support of all business units
- Provide proactive advice regarding business and legal issues and risks.

Position Requirements:
Our ideal candidate has:
- JD or LLM and admission to practice
- 5+ years of drafting and negotiation experience in a fast-paced environment, preferably focused on technology transactions
- Experience with Public Bids, RFPs, RFQs, federal, state, and local government entities
- Contracts: transactional experience, including government procurement (State and Local government procurement and education (SLED) experience strongly desired)
- Legal Technology: experience in using a CLM system for routine contract work (experience in CLM implementation and configuration a plus)
- Legal documentation: experience in creating / maintaining contract templates, playbooks, clause libraries
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal interaction in a highly customer-satisfaction focused environment
- Developed critical thinking and proactive problem solving skills, with a willingness to get into the details of complex problems and drive creative solutions
- Detail-oriented, with outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple transactions and projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
- Demonstrated exceptional judgment, integrity and ability to give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
- A strong team player who can work well with colleagues in all functional groups

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Lenovo, Raleigh , Contracts Attorney, Public Sector, Legal , Raleigh, North Carolina

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